Vajira Medical Journal: Journal of Urban Medicine (Vajira Med J) is the official medical journal of the Faculty of Medicine Vajira Hospital, Navamindradhiraj University. The journal was established in 1957. It is a journal on medicine (especially urban medicine) and health science. This journal is dedicated to diseases and issues in order to improve the health and prosperity of all urban populations. The aim of this journal is to encourage authors to publish their experimental, theoretical and empirical researches relating to medicine (especially urban medicine) and health science. The  manuscripts of experimental science research, health science research, technology and innovation will be considered for publication. It publishes original research articles, review articles, research notes, and case reports. Furthermore, it begins publishing four issues a year starting in 2023 (January-March, April-June, July-September and October-December). 

Abbreviation name: Vajira Med J

Sponser: Faculty of Medicine Vajira Hospital, Navamindradhiraj University

Type: Peer reviewed journal (double-blinded)

Frequency: 4 issues per year (Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun, Jul-Sep, Oct-Dec)

Language: Full text and abstract are both in English

Open Access Policy: Vajira Med J is a peer reviewed, open access journal operating under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (creative commons website). This license permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided that proper attribution to the original work is given. Our journal is dedicated to serving authors, researchers, academic institutions, and the broader community by publishing high quality articles. We actively encourage and support contributions that facilitate knowledge sharing and the advancement of collective research efforts. Every article published in open access in our journal will be readily accessible for all readers, allowing them to freely read, download, copy, and view the content.

Publication Charge

There are no charges to submit and publish all types of articles in the journal.

Journal History

Vajira Medical Journal: Journal of Urban Medicine has been operating for 60 years. Passakorn Kasemsuwan MD was the first editor working with other 20 editors. Vajira Medical Journal: Journal of Urban Medicine has been very successful as a regular journal of Vajira Hospital which recently has been changed to a full-time medical school under the name of  Faculty of Medicine Vajira Hospital, Navamindradhiraj University. Vajira Medical Journal: Journal of Urban Medicine has published a wide range of academic works which is also used to promote academic standing, and academic positions both within and outside of the institute.

In its 60th year, the "Vajira Medical Journal" underwent a significant change by changing its name to "Vajira Medical Journal: Journal of Urban Medicine" in response to the vision of the Faculty of Medicine at Vajira Hospital, which aims to be the country's leader in urban medicine. 

This journal is outstanding in urban medicine and health networks under good governance, and our missions are to "commit for developing an organization as powerful and well-known as its auspicious name under effective management and good governance; to aim to build a cognitive foundation in medicine and health science focusing on urban medicine; to provide national and international standards of education to produce professional medical doctors and other health care workers with quality, morality, and a public mind; and to contribute high-quality of safe health services, the maintenance of the good arts and culture of the nation, and local wisdom." 

Vajira Medical Journal: Journal of Urban Medicine is currently included in the category of nationally academic journals in science and technology by the Office of Higher Education Commission (OHEC). It is a journal that OHEC recommends for universities which focus on other areas of studies  to publish their master’s and doctoral theses. Additionally, the journal has been classified in tier 2, which was certified by the Thai Journal Citation Index Centre TCI. The renaming of the journal also aims to raise the level to an international standard by displaying the contents with clearly defined aims and scopes.

Apart from the journal's noticeable name change, the content of the journal has also been changed and updated to reflect the faculty's mission. The identity of this journal focuses on developing a cognitive science in medicine and health related to urban medicine and includes basic and clinical sciences, epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment related to the health of people in urban areas.

Vol. 68 No. 1 (2024): Jan - Mar 2024

Published: 2024-03-25

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